EASA Approved Training Organisation
SE.ATO.0002 & SE.CCTO.0003
1. Ab-initio CPL ME-IR (Frozen ATPL)
Your first choice is too choose between a Modular or an Integrated course for the ab-initio training. You can read more about these courses on our website. Whichever you choose, you will graduate with a Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
At Skies Airline Training, you will graduate with a Multi Engine rating (ME) and Instrument Rating (IR) included in your ab-initio training.
Now you are officially a commercial pilot, however, to become an airline pilot you will need to do a type rating on the aircraft you intend to fly.
2. Type Rating on heavy jet (Airbus A320, Boeing B737 etc.)
The type rating will get you qualified to fly a specific commercial aircraft. In earlier days the airlines would give you the type rating for free, this is now becoming increasingly rare.
In most cases, employers would expect you to hold a type rating when you apply for a job.
Pilots of today who are aiming for a professional career normally choose to get a rating for the Airbus A320 or Boeing B737 - two of the most common aircraft types in the world today.
3. Hour building - building experience
Even though you have your license and ratings ready, you may need to gain some experience and build flight hours to become employable for an airline.
Many pilots build experience by obtaining a Flight Instructor rating, others are joining a Line Training scheme for an airline.
Being an airline pilot is an exciting and highly rewarding job. But how do you become one?
The first thing you need to understand is that the process to become an airline pilot takes a long time and it will require 100% dedication from your side.
Pilot training is not only about learning to fly an aircraft from point A to B, you will spend a lot of time studying theory such as aircraft systems, meteorology, air law, communication, physical principles and much more in order to master your environment and to be prepared for the expected as well as the unexpected.
When graduating as a commercial pilot, you will have to meet a high industry standard, not only in regards to knowledge and skills but - equally important - in terms of having the right attitude and mindset. Remember, airlines are choosing their first officers with great care.
• Minimum age of 17 years old at the time when
enrolling the course
• High school degree or equivalent
• Able to achieve English Language Proficiency
(ELP) level 4 or higher
• Able to pass aviation class 1 medical examination
• Solid basics of mathematics & physics
Total course duration: 16 to 18 months
How to become an
airline pilot ?
Step by step
Choosing a career as an airline pilot